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3 Health-Boosting Items You Can Buy at a Japanese Convenience Store

Keeping on top of your health while in Japan can be tricky, especially with all the delicious snacks that are on offer. People may claim that you are sure to lose weight while you are in Japan, and although the typical Japanese diet does include rice, fish, and vegetables, there are also many unhealthy foods…

10 Delicious CALPIS-Flavored Products That You Should Try in Japan

CALPIS, a 98-year-old Japanese cultured drink, has been quite a name over the years. This refreshing white-colored drink with a sweet and tangy flavor quickly became popular among all ages when it first hit the shelves. A post shared by カルピス水玉通信 (@calpis_mizutama) on Sep 19, 2015 at 6:59am PDT Also marketed as “CALPICO” in some…

Customize Your Own Blend of Fruits in Tea This Summer in Tokyo and Osaka!

The worldwide tea brand, Lipton, is starting a new event in Japan called “Fruits in Tea” where they will be offering new ways to enjoy a combination of fruits and tea this summer season. There will be two pop-up stores during this special summertime event, one in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京) from June 28 to…

5 Reasons Why Japanese 7-Elevens Are the Best in the World

Ah, yes, 7-Eleven – everyone’s go-to convenience store. It’s one of those businesses that successfully breached geographical borders and offer goods to anyone on-the-go. Whether it’s a quick bite or a disposable item, 7-Eleven just always seem to have the right item at the right time. Same goes for the branches in Japan – only…

Enjoy the Rich Aromas of Sake at Tokyo’s 3 Most Stylish Sake Bars

Sake is synonymous with Japanese culture and is the country’s national drink made from rice. It is interconnected with the people’s beliefs, traditions, way of thinking and way of life. It also makes the perfect companion for so many Japanese dishes, providing balance and harmony. If you’re planning on staying in Tokyo, you should try…

Calorific Deliciousness in Kumamoto ー Try Bubble Tea at Tapiking

I first tried ‘milk tea’ in China – what we would call ‘builders tea’ in England but made super sweet and super milky, and more often than not with little tapioca balls bobbing around at the bottom of the cup. Served with a jumbo straw through which to suck up the afore mentioned tapioca balls,…

A Quick Guide on How to Customize Your Starbucks Beverage in Japan

Starbucks might be the largest coffee shop chain in the world, and Japan is no exception. Starbucks is huge here. If you are in one of Japan’s larger cities, you are probably just a stone’s throw from one. And because most Starbucks have free Wi-Fi, it is a great place to check your email, do…

Beat the Summer Heat and Enjoy a Cold Drink While Riding Tokyo’s Tea Taxis!

What better way to commute than riding a taxi serving ice cold drinks this summer. This is one of the taxi services the taxi operator, Nihon Kotsu, has recently introduced to help commuters freshen up before moving to their next destination. These taxis are called Lemon Hospitality Taxis which aim to extend hospitality to passengers…

Looking for the Perfect Summer Thirst Quencher? The New Honey Lemongina is Here!

Japan is the land of amazing beauty and seasonal changes. However, the summer can be brutal with its record humidity and heat. Thank God for the ubiquitous convenience stores and drink vending machines easily available to quench your thirst. The options are endless, from the standard water to even cream corn soup! By far one…
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